Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

I needed something easy for dinner tonight. We spent the afternoon at the beach!! In February… I know, I was excited. I was even worried about sunscreen for the baby!! But It was sunny and kinda warm, until the clouds came. So after spending most of the day at the beach, playing in the sand. I wasn’t wanting to think to much in the kitchen for dinner. This dish comes together super easy, and is very flavorful. Hope you enjoy too!

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

you will need
2 tablespoons Butter
1 Onion, diced
3 Garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes
½ cup Heavy whipping cream
4 ounces Goat cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 (12ounce) jar Roasted red pepper
2 tablespoons Liquid from the red pepper jar
2 teaspoons Basil
½ pound Noodles of your choice

Cook noodles according to package

Melt butter in a pan over medium heat, add in onion sauté for 3-4 minutes you want them soft. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes. Let cook for a minute wait till they are fragrant. Add in cream, both cheeses, red pepper, liquid and basil. Let simmer, till cheese is melted. Blend with emersion blender or a regular blender. Once smooth add to the cook pasta, coat well, top with extra cheese and serve!
If you like your sauce a bit thinner go ahead and add more cream or milk to thin it out!


Easy week night pasta

When not fully sure what to make for dinner, I always have stuff to make a great homemade pasta dish. All you need is noodles, meat and tomatoes. I guess technically you don’t need meat. I always have canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste and noodles in my kitchen. With the right seasonings you can turn those three ingredients into a quick flavorful dish! And like all my dishes feel free to change up the seasonings to your liking.

Easy week night pasta

You will need
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ cup white wine
1 can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon basil
2 teaspoons oregano
1/8 teaspoon sage
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
¼ cup water
8 oz. noodles of choice cooked
½ pound chicken sausage or meat of choice
2 tablespoon parmesan cheese (more for topping)

Cook noodles and meat according to package

For the sauce heat the oil in a large pot, once heated add in onion cook for around 5 minutes. Add in pepper flakes and garlic. Cook till fragrant about one minute.
Deglaze the pan with the wine, add the tomatoes, the paste, seasonings, bay leaf and water. Lower heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove bay leaf, then blend the sauce to desired consistence (Using an emersion blender or carefully transferring to a regular blender), if you like chunky sauce you don’t need to blend it or have to blend all, I blended about half of mine. Mix in cheese, meat (If using) and noodles. Ready to serve.